A day in the life of a first year Medical student
Nov03

A day in the life of a first year Medical student

As a medical student, what better day to share about than the day we had our first formative assessment.  To begin with, a formative assessment is a test which we sit for to test ourselves on how much we know and don’t know; it is not counted into our final grade, so it’s a conducive time to test ourselves. It being our first time sitting for such an examination, it was an eye opening experience. The beginning To start off the day, I...

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Dundee, You’re an Onion.
Oct05

Dundee, You’re an Onion.

  Dear Dundee,   You’re an onion. A big, fat onion with one hundred layers. And sometimes you make me cry, but I still like you. I judged you from the moment I met you. Like hard core totally unfair Simon Cowell type judgment. Earlier that day, your distant neighbor, Edinburgh, welcomed me down from a big jet plane with gentle rolling hills and a giant ancient castle and I was quite contented. You, on the other hand, were...

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#newbeginnings
Sep09

#newbeginnings

After a gruelling 17 hour flight which included an aggravating 6-hour layover at Doha, Qatar and an hour long drive from Edinburgh – I finally reached Dundee! The smell of manure and fresh cut fields welcomed me into Dundee as we drove in, a smell so indicative of Scotland’s rich agricultural heritage. Soon after getting my keys and moving into my flat at Heathfields, it finally sank into me that I am finally in Dundee ready to embark...

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Essays!
Nov03

Essays!

This past week and a bit, we have had to write essays. I say “essays” but they were only 500-750 words long. This sounds like nothing, right? That’s what we thought! For a start, we had to do 5 of them, and each one needed at least 3 quotes from the specific books recommended by our tutor. Still doesn’t sound like very much, and to be honest, it wasn’t terrible, we have definitely had tougher weeks! The...

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Holland and Belgium!
Oct19

Holland and Belgium!

I have been away! I went to stay in Rotterdam with my class (and 3 tutors) last week. It was a study trip so we were busy from after breakfast until quite late. Sometimes we didn’t get dinner until 10pm! We did see a lot though, which was excellent. We were in Amsterdam for 2 days, the first and last day, as it was on the way to the port anyway (we came by boat from Newcastle). Amsterdam was interesting. There’s a lot of...

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